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Wild Papaya

1665 E Main St, Suite 100C, Kent, OH
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Ranked #10 of 99 Restaurants in Kent
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: TEL : 330-677-0916FAX : 330-677-0918E-mail : info@wildpapaya.com
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English first
Akron, Ohio
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208 reviews 208 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Food service for meals consumed inside is rapid and correct. Staff for waiting on tables is asian and veteran and attentive to your needs. We had had good service on previous visits with the same veteran staff - mostly female. Favorable conditions were the same for this last visit in early December. These characteristics do make a big difference favorable... More 

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Streetsboro, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We strolled down 59 looking for something new and found this place. We thoroughly enjoyed the summer rolls and pot stickers. The pad thai arrived and exceeded expectations. We really enjoy the Thai in Hudson. This definitely competes. Now we have a tough decision when we want Thai!

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Akron, Ohio
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208 reviews 208 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

It is still the best for preparing and serving the dish called larb kai as a salad. I have asked for it to be a main entree but they had not ever heard that request before. One disadvantage for me is the following: If you are sitting in the corner near the front window you will be placed under the... More 

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Kent
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a nice little restaurant in Kent, Ohio that serves really good Thai food at reasonable prices. Portions are good sized, just right for sharing so that you can try a variety. If you like it spicier, ask. They will make to your specifications. The place is small, with a pleasant atmosphere. The service is good without being pushy.... More 

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Caracas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Wild Papaya has good service, affordable prices and a good atmosphere. The noodle portions are very fulfilling, the lunchbox combos served between 2 and 4 pm have a nice variety of food selections (salad, spring rolls or dumplings, and a curry of your preference), the appetizers are good and their tea, be it either iced, hot or bubble tea, is... More 

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Kent, OH
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

This hidden little gem is on route 59 in Kent, Ohio. The extensive menu is all genuine Thai and prices are very reasonable. The Thai chefs are skilled and often visit the dining room and ask the dinner guests if their meals are prepared properly. Service is excellent, due to the small size of the restaurant. The Crispy Pad Tai... More 

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Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

This was our first time at the restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised with the food, service and atmosphere. We had Pad Thai and Yellow Curry with pork. Both dishes were tasty and plentiful. We even returned within the week to try other dishes. Highly recommend!

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Hamilton, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I've been to many Thai restaurants and I wouldn't rank this in the top half. I ordered the spicier version of the Phad Thai and asked for it to be extra spicy. It was not spicy at all. It tasted bland and almost like it was reheated. I wouldn't go back here.

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Poland, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

If it weren't for the clean facility and very pleasant staff, this review would be in the "poor" category because the food was mediocre. Based on the Trip Advisor reviews, I was looking forward to a wonderful Thai meal. On the plus side, the Thai iced coffee was tasty. But the summer rolls had obviously been sitting for a while... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

If we hadn't seen the reviews and been looking for it, we never would have found this place. And that would have been a real shame, since the food is on par with the best big-city Thai restaurants, at a fraction of the price. The service was friendly and efficient, and the atmosphere was pleasant, once we got past the... More 

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Additional Information about Wild Papaya

Address: 1665 E Main St, Suite 100C, Kent, OH
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Kent
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Thai

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